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    Buffalo Sabres:  A roster reckoning coming

    John Vogl of The Athletic:  Alas, the Buffalo Sabres’ offseason could be very good or an unmitigated disaster.


    Buffalo may offer sheet Kasperi Kapanen then sign Jake Gardiner from Toronto for starters. Then, the Sabres acquiring Jacob Trouba with the assurance they sign him would be quite the coup.

    The Sabres are hoping players like Victor Olofsson and Alexander Nylander can step up is a bit of a stretch but possible.

    Finally, this would rid themselves of Rasmus Ristolainen and several fringe players as well.

    However, there is a bad scenario. Buffalo finds themselves unable to re-sign Jeff Skinnerand he walks for zero. The roster looks the same minus Olofsson and Nylander getting second line minutes. Worse, the Sabres would be learning a new system without any real upgrade in talent. If anything, this represents a downturn.

  2. @john_wawrow

    Bettman tells AP NHL discussing #Sabres pitch to relocate predraft scouting combine from Toronto to Buffalo. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20140128/hkn--nhl-combine-buffalo/?utm_hp_ref=media&ir=media …



    More to come on #Sabres bid to host NHL scouting combine. The pitch is to host the annual pre-draft event once HarborCenter opens.


    It makes a lot of sense if the scouting combine were to come to Buffalo. BUFFALO IS THE IDEAL CENTRAL LOCATION (less than 8 hour drive) with Toronto, and Ottawa to the north, Detroit and Chicago to the West, Pittsburgh and Columbus to south, Boston, New Jersey and New York to the East. It also will have the best facilities available for that type of event.

    It would be wise for the NHL to take advantage of this opportunity.

  3. He skates very well, playes with a physical edge, plays both ends of the ice. He is a Steve Ott of the future. He is projected between picks 20-30 in this upcoming draft. It would be great if the Sabres could work out a deal to get a 3rd 1st rounder and pick him up.


    Players like him and Bo Horvat are tenacious players that would be welcome additions to the Sabres lineup.







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